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Argo

Postby Edward Pungot » October 9th, 2012, 10:24 am

Back in 1999, ex-CIA agent Antonio Mendez wrote a book about his deceptive practices which was wonderfully reviewed by our esteemed Jim Steinmeyer.

Steinmeyer's Review

One of the chapters in the book, appropriately titled, "A Classic Case of Deception," goes at length into the process and the eventual solution Mendez arrived at into sneaking 6 American diplomats out of Iran. Sort of like Larry Jennings' "Invisible Travelers" on steroids.

Chapter Excerpt

Fast forward to the present and a movie has been made, based specifically on this chapter in the book, which is sort of a play on itself if you read the excerpt above. The movie is titled, Argo, and is due out on the big screen on Oct. 12, directed and starring Ben Affleck.

Argo Trailer

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Re: Argo

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Re: Argo

Postby Bob Cunningham » October 9th, 2012, 12:25 pm

If you use the Kindle (or Kindle app) the e-book is only 99 cents.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Master-Disgui ... f+Disguise

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Re: Argo

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Re: Argo

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 18th, 2012, 1:16 am

Argo has a good chance at nabbing Ben Affleck nominations for best director and best picture, and it's supposed to be great, too.
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Re: Argo

Postby Bob Farmer » October 18th, 2012, 7:55 am

Canada has its nose out of joint about this movie which says the CIA did it all and Canada's role was minuscule. The Canadian ambassador featured in the movie has said that the CIA was the junior partner. Canada also invented the internet -- it was NOT Al gore (who was also a junior partner).

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http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainm ... story.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Caper

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Re: Argo

Postby Pete McCabe » October 18th, 2012, 3:00 pm

Martin Short should make a movie in which a fake Justin Bieber concert is used as cover to help some people escape from California.

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Re: Argo

Postby Bill Mullins » October 18th, 2012, 3:35 pm

Pete McCabe wrote:Martin Short should make a movie in which a fake Justin Bieber concert is used as cover to help some people escape from California.


The best Martin Short movies don't have any Martin Short in them. The appeal of this man has baffled me for years.

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Re: Argo

Postby Pete McCabe » October 18th, 2012, 4:30 pm

How do you feel about Rick Moranis?

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Re: Argo

Postby Bill Mullins » October 18th, 2012, 4:57 pm

He defined, for all future generations (and possible remakes/reboots), the role of Vinz Klortho. If he had done nothing else, that alone shows he is one of the great actors of our time.

But watching Clifford with Martin Short is like chewing on tin foil, without the subtle flavors or the nutrient value of aluminum. "Ed Grimley" gives people who wear their pants too high a bad name. Jackie Rogers Jr. needs, desperately, a tan.

I see from Wikipedia that Short is a judge on "Canada's Got Talent". It has been conclusively proven by real scientists that Canada has got more talent when Short is in America.

That my son enjoys "The Cat in the Hat" cartoon, with the Cat voiced by Short, makes me wonder if something horrible happened at the maternity ward while we weren't looking. He's five, though, so there's a chance he'll grow out of it.

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Re: Argo

Postby Brad Henderson » October 18th, 2012, 8:54 pm

Oh, snap!

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Re: Argo

Postby Kent Gunn » October 18th, 2012, 9:57 pm

I have a new hero and it ain't Rick Moranis.

Double snap.

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Re: Argo

Postby Pete McCabe » October 18th, 2012, 10:40 pm

He was great in Little Shop of Horrors, though, wasn't he?

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Re: Argo

Postby Edward Pungot » October 19th, 2012, 11:27 am

Here is something I received in the mail a couple of days ago, produced in Canada with a little help from the Americans and Europeans. There is a Real Secrets-ish sort of trick in there by Weber along with some other interesting ideas from other contributors.

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Re: Argo

Postby Edward Pungot » February 25th, 2013, 12:36 am

[img:left]http://rorschachreviews.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/argo_poster.jpg[/img]

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Re: Argo

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 25th, 2013, 12:53 am

Hey Edward,
I saw your boobs ...
I saw your books ...
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Re: Argo

Postby Edward Pungot » February 25th, 2013, 2:18 am

We all have the perfect story line to do any cards across , cards to pocket, card to wallet now (at least while the buzz is still in the air).


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